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Kamran Haider

The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

On the upper deck of the Hamza Fort border check-point in Pakistan’s South Waziristan, Major General Nauman Zakaria points to a 12-foot high fence just yards away -- the latest initiative the military says will stem insurgent attacks across a more than 1,000 mile disputed border with Afghanistan.

Ex-Pakistan Ruler Musharraf Declared Fugitive in Murder Case

A Pakistan anti-terrorism court declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is currently overseas in self-exile, as an absconder and ordered his arrest after he failed to appear at the murder trial of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Sharif Brother to Carry Tarnished Pakistan Political Dynasty

To continue his family’s political dynasty ahead of next year’s vote, ousted Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif is looking to his younger brother Shehbaz -- widely seen as the more disciplined sibling with a reputation for forcing through economic reforms.

Pakistan’s Ruling Party to Choose Younger Sharif as Premier

Pakistan’s ruling party will nominate Punjab’s Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister ahead of elections next year, after his older brother resigned from the post following a historic Supreme Court ruling on Friday that barred him from office.

Pakistan Premier Sharif Resigns After Landmark Graft Ruling

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned after the Supreme Court ordered his disqualification from office following a corruption investigation into his family’s finances, plunging the South Asian country into political turmoil ahead of a national election next year.

How the Panama Papers Sunk Another World Leader

For the third time in a decades-long political career, Nawaz Sharif has been ousted as Pakistan prime minister. His latest undoing: corruption charges leveled against him and his children arising from the mass leak of financial details last year known as the Panama Papers. Sharif, who denies wrongdoing, now faces a trial with his children in the culmination of the first investigation by a civilian court into a sitting Pakistani leader. It’s the latest chapter of strife in Pakistan’s turbulent po

Pakistani Premier Could Face Trial Over Unexplained Assets

Pakistan’s key stock index slumped the most in more than eight years after a probe set up to investigate Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wealth said it found evidence of possible corruption, plunging the country deeper into political crisis.

Pakistan Court Orders Further Graft Probe Against Sharif

Pakistan’s top court ordered further investigation into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for now taking off the immediate prospect of a potential disqualification as his government continues efforts to boost an economy hit for years by power outages and terrorism.

Pakistan Dismisses Chinese Debt-Trap Concerns

Pakistan is confident of managing its rising debt obligations to China as the world’s second-largest economy boosts investment in the South Asia nation by about 20 percent.

Secret Courts Fight Shows Rare Tussle With Pakistan’s Army

After army hearings ordered the execution of more than 100 terrorism suspects in the past two years, some Pakistani politicians are pushing back against the opaque courts in a rare sign of backbone against the nation’s powerful military.